URGENT...need answers ASAP !

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by writnup566, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

    I was in an accident in my Fedexpress vehicle recently. after short of 90 days I was released by company contracted doctor. I have been working a short time ( a week) and I have an appt. soon for my follow up visit to doctor. I am still having some pain issues and I am worried about what might happen to my route and my employment at FedEx if doctors takes off road again??
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You didn't give a great deal of information, but it's important you made it back within 90 days. If you are FT, you need to be back at work for 180 days before you can go back out on disability. Provide a few more details without giving away your identity and we should be able to be more help to you. Always put your health first, because FedEx doesn't care, and isn't going to cut you any slack if you have a chronic medical issue.
     
  3. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

    I am full time.I am experiencing pain but I can manage it for now.,but what can I tell my doctor at my appointment in a few days and can I see go back to that doctor after 180 days?
     
  4. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I don't want to tell you what to do, but if you can make it 180 days, you can go back out with the same condition. A "new" incident would be considered as a separate event. I would get an independent doctor, not a "company" doctor who might be a stooge for FedEx. Is this the doctor they use for DOT exams?
     
  6. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

    Yes. it is the same doctor for DOT exams.
    I want to wait the 180 days but what do I tell the doctor at my follow up visit?
    I can't tell her I am ok and no problems then complain after 180 days can I?
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The first thing you need to do is find a real doctor, one that isn't affiliated with FedEx in any way. You can do whatever you want, but if you're in pain, you should see an independent physician and/or specialist, get their opinion, and then see if you can make it 180 days. Just don't make it worse by continuing to work when you shouldn't. PLEASE, rely on the advice of the doctor (not the FedEx one)...and not me.
     
  8. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

    Can I get another doctor now(and whats the process) before I go back to company doctor?
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You can get another doctor at any time. Rely on their advice. If it were me, I'd make sure I see the new, independent doctor before returning to the company person. CYA..always.
     
  10. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    You can, but you better get in writing from "their" doctor that you are health and fit for work. At least if you go back out, it was their doctor who said you were fit. If you have a serious back issue, this job isn't worth holding onto to. Especially if you're already hoping you can make it to 180 days just to back out again. So in that case, get a private doctor and have them run tests to see how damaged your disks are. Compressions, pinched nerves or slip disks, you do not want to put this job over any of those injuries. Now if you're just sandbagging, we had a person go out for 89 days with a "Knee", worked for a few weeks and then when back out with an "Ankle". I believe the "180 days" only applies to the same injury. I could be wrong but I know that person didn't stay for the 180 before going back out again.
     
  11. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Not sure how the 180 works either. I have seen people come back at 89 and go back out the next day.
     
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yes I have seen this as well, including people who would do this every other year. Not sure how they afforded it.
    Bottom line, we sure work at a twisted company if you are more concerned with your route, then you are with your health.
     
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I've seen it too.

    Bottom line, is the OP willing to be crippled for life to keep this crummy job? FedEx doesn't give a damn if you are permanently disabled and will do everything they can to separate themselves from you and your injury. Their doctor works for them and is not going to risk that easy money they make doing DOT physicals over your bad back.

    get your own doctor, one who will advocate for your best interest and follow their advice.


    Hope this helps and you heal up soon.
     
  14. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

    Can I lose my route I have waited years for, if the doctor takes me back out before 180 days?
     
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

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  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes. Don't risk your health for this crap company.
     
  17. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding me? A bad back can haunt you for the rest of your life and you are worried about a certain route at FedEx?
     
  18. writnup566

    writnup566 New Member

    If I tell my doctor I can continue to work but that I still experience periodic pain will Fedex let me continue to stay on myroute?
     
  19. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    The ONLY way FedEx will let you back on your route is if you have a note from the doctor stating you are 100%. If you tell the doctor you are still experiencing pain, whether intermittent or not, it's up to him/her whether to write the note.


    If you care more about the route than your health, I wish you luck.....
     
  20. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    You can loose the route but not the position. If it was a FT day route they have to put you back on a FT day route. If you become displaced, that is a different problem.